Microsoft will use Transatel roaming SIM cards to drive cellular capabilities across its Windows 10 devices.
The US tech giant will enable users to purchase data plans across Windows 10 laptops and tablets by leveraging Transatel’s SIM 901 solution, a universal SIM card that can be used in a number of devices.
The technology uses Transatel’s global mobile platform, which currently covers 28 countries and offers 3G and 4G connectivity at local rates.
Launched in 2014, Transatel CEO Jacques Bonifay explained the SIM 901 takes advantage of consumers ‘addiction to connectivity’. He claimed that embedding connectivity within the device using a universal SIM card could combat the unreliability of WiFi connections.
Eric Lockard, Corporate VP at Microsoft, explained the manufacturer it looking to promote this kind of connectivity: ‘We want to promote the adoption of cellular connectivity on Windows tablets and laptops to complement classic Wi-Fi connectivity and make it easier for consumers to connect to the internet, anywhere, anytime.
‘The Transatel SIM 901 solution helps us reach this objective in multiple markets through a single interface. In just a few clicks consumers will be able to easily buy pre-paid data plans on supported Windows 10 devices.’